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W.W.J.D. – Is There A Better Way?

You are probably familiar with the popular W.W.J.D. bracelets. They have been out for years and are an acronym for “What would Jesus do?” The idea behind the bracelets is a powerful one. I used to wear a navy blue W.W.J.D. bracelet for years until it literally became caked full of gunk and was nearly illegible. The bracelets are meant to be a reminder for you as you make decisions to try to do what Jesus would do in your current situation. Pretty cool, right? …

The Pumpkin Spice Gospel

Fall is finally among us.  It is officially time to bust out the pumpkin spice candles and eat the pumpkin muffins.  Pumpkin spice lattes are now everybody’s must-have!  Isn’t it funny how we adjust from season to season?  I find it very interesting that people may not ever consider a pumpkin spice latte during winter, spring, or summer, but will drink one in the fall any chance they get.  Some people may not even be too crazy about pumpkin spice, but will still splurge on…

Daily Devotional | Romans 12:21 | Overcoming Evil

We have made it to the last day of this daily devotional study on Romans 12! A lot of ground has been covered over these thirteen verses. The apostle Paul has taken us into some thought-provoking truths, as he has shown us what true Christians are supposed to look like. He ends this section of Scripture with a powerful command. This, by God’s grace, is the power that we possess as Christians. “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21)…

Daily Devotional | Romans 12:20 | Loving Enemies

We are on the second to last day of our current daily devotional!  Romans 12 has had some very timely and challenging truths in it.  Paul has had much to say about how we respond and retaliate in certain situations.  More specifically, he has challenged us with how we should respond when we have been hurt.  Paul wants us to see that true Christians have godly retaliation. Continuing on with what we learned in verse 19 on Saturday, Paul wants to show us how to…

Daily Devotional | Romans 12:19 | Leave It To God

Today’s verse in our daily devotional has the potential to set our hearts free, if we choose to trust it.  If we truly trust what Paul is saying in verse 19, then we will be able to live out some of the other commands that we have already discussed.  In verse 14, Paul told us to bless those who persecute us.  In verse 17, he told us to not repay evil for evil.  Yesterday, in verse 18, he told us to live at peace with…

Daily Devotional | Romans 12:18 | Peace With All

We are closing in on the last few days of our daily devotional on Romans 12! I don’t know about you, but it seems like the apostle Paul’s words get more and more convicting as we go! He is giving us a one-sided command today. This command has nothing to do with anyone but ourselves. Are you up for it? “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” (Romans 12:18) As far as it depends on us, we are to…

Daily Devotional | Romans 12:17 | Guard Your Image

“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.” (Romans 12:17) This verse is so good and so important for Christians to understand and take to heart. Paul is giving us some practical wisdom for guarding our image and witness as we continue on in our daily devotional. Before we dive in, I would love to hear in the comments below how Romans 12 has impacted you during this study! These verses have really caused…

Daily Devotional | Romans 12:16 | Killing Pride

“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.” (Romans 12:16) Today is something I think we all need to hear! If you are new to this study, we are currently in a 13-day daily devotional on Romans 12. I would encourage you to join us and go back through the first seven days! Today, though, is a direct shot at an epidemic in the Christian world. Paul is targeting our…

Daily Devotional | Romans 12:15 | Empathy For Others

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15) We are continuing on to day 7 of our daily devotion on Romans 12!  Crazy!  If you remember on Saturday, in Romans 12:13, we saw Paul call the church to act like the church.  He called Christians to act like Christians by meeting the needs of their brothers and sisters.  Today is similar to that call.  True Christians go through the ups and downs of life together.  When others are on the mountaintop,…

Daily Devotional | Romans 12:14 | Bless Your Persecutors

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” (Romans 12:14) Talk about starting the week off with a tough command! As we pick back up with our 13-day daily devotional on Romans 12, verse 14 gives us some hard truth. We are supposed to bless those who persecute us? That seems so unnatural, doesn’t it? Everything inside of us wants to get back at the ones who harm us in any way. True Christians, however, choose to bless the ones who persecute…